“Nervous and Excited”: Victoria Azarenka Opens up on Her New Project Ahead of Australian Open 2021

Published 01/22/2021, 10:00 AM EST
ROME, ITALY: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates in her round one match against Venus Williams of The United States during day three of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia at Foro Italico in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Riccardo Antimiani – Pool/Getty Images)


Two-time Grand Slam winner, Victoria Azarenka, won fans over the years with her splendid style of play. The Belarusian won the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013 and has been a US Open finalist in 2012, 2013, and most recently in 2020. 

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Victoria has had spells during which she’s been out of form and has bounced back from time to time. The former World No. 1 took breaks from the sport due to injuries and during her pregnancy. However, the Belarusian always found a way to compete amongst the world’s best. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 10: Victoria Azarenka (R) of Belarus talks with Serena Williams (L) of the United States after winning their Women’s Singles semifinal match on Day Eleven of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Victoria Azarenka: It’s a Project Called ‘Think About It’

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Recently, Victoria gave fans an exciting update regarding her new TV show. She stated, “Guys, this is Vika. And I’ve been wanting to share something with you that I’ve been working on for about 9 months now. It’s a project that’s called ‘Think About It’. It’s a talk show and a podcast, featuring a lot of intimate and interesting conversations with some really inspiring guests. 

The World No. 13 felt excited and nervous about this new venture of hers. She also thanked Tennis Channel and WTA for their support. 

She further added, “I’m very nervous about it but also very excited about it for people to hear and see it. I want to thank the tennis channel and WTA for their partnership, and you will be able to see it and listen to it on January 27 on the tennis channel and on all you’re favorite podcasts. So I hope you guys find it maybe a little bit inspiring during these challenging times.”  

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Over the past few seasons, Victoria didn’t perform up to her standards. However, during last year’s Grand Slam tournament at the US Open, she made it to the final and was up a set before falling to Naomi Osaka.

 With the new season beginning and all her success at the majors earned in Australia, she will have high hopes.

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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